Major League Gaming Receives Record Numbers

December 6, 2011, By Christian Davis

Whether you consider it a sport or an “e-sport,” competitive gaming is here to stay and it’s evident with the latest stats that Major League Gaming has released. Major League Gaming announced that the 2011 Pro Circuit season  was the largest season in e-sports history, bringing in more than 3.5 million viewers during the combined pro circuit weekends. 241,000 viewers simultaneously tuned in last month to the event held in Rhode Island.  Together, they watched more than 3.5 million hours of video. Major League Gaming has gotten so big that viewers came from 175 countries with the United States, Germany, Sweden, Canada, and the UK being in the top five. Here’s an infographic showcasing the record breaking numbers below.

“Our viewership numbers this year have been staggering and MLG now pulls in larger audiences than several traditional television cable networks,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO of Major League Gaming. “Our live streams of the Pro Circuit National Championships garnered more 18-24 male viewers than Comedy Central, MTV, TBS, and FX draw in an average quarter hour and nearly as many as Adult Swim.”

That is really quite impressive and it will only get bigger as time goes on. Gaming competitively has been around for a long time and shows no signs of stopping.

Do we have any competitive gamers out there? Let us know what game you play in the comments.


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